Hygge Life, a recent project by Taiwanese studio CA Design, combines the flexible luxury of a hotel with the homely elements of Danish hygge interiors. A young family wanted a ‘holiday home’ atmosphere in their second house on the outskirts of New Taipei City. For this they went to CA Design, the design studio that took care of the interior of their first home.
CA Design is a creative agency in Taipei that designs modern, minimalistic interiors for residential projects. For the Hygge Life project, the designers decided to draw inspiration from the Danish concept hygge, which means cosiness or conviviality. According to them, the hygge attitude is fully in line with the owners of the duplex apartment. At the same time, hotel elements were integrated so the customers, who travel regularly for work, can come home in a relaxed, sleek environment.
The rooms are sleek and use straight lines and minimal decoration.
The most striking aspect of the property is the 270-degree view from the two floors over the skyscrapers and lush nature of New Taipei City. To accentuate the openness and grandeur of the surroundings, the designers opted for an open layout in which fixed elements are placed in the centre of the spaces and flexible, movable furniture is placed around them. The open layout reaches its prime in the bedroom where you can take a bath while talking to someone lying in bed. This was taken from hotel design where the boundary between the bathroom and bedroom is often literally very thin. CA Design's philosophy is 'less is more' and you can see that in the images of Hygge Life. The rooms are sleek and use straight lines and minimal decoration. However, the design studio knows not to exaggerate. Elements such as books, plants and fragrance sticks evoke a modest conviviality. The view and the incoming sunlight also add to the liveliness of the apartment. Furthermore, the designers opted for neutral colours and natural materials such as so many other projects on the Imagicasa website. Hygge Life is a beautiful design in a unique location that brings hotel design and hygge together. Photography by Hey!Cheese